Posted on February 26th, 2015 by Mary Lord
If a tree falls in the forest… the National Park Service may have recorded it, along with howling wolves, thunder crackling, and other natural sounds. That includes man-made noise like chainsaws and cannon fire at Ft. McHenry!
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Tags: Acoustical, Environmental, microphone, National Park Service, noise, sound map, soundscape, Wilderness, wildlife
Posted on February 25th, 2015 by Mary Lord
Remember how bluebirds helped Snow White tidy up an abandoned cottage in the Disney classic? Meet Spider Drone, a quadcopter that weaves structures out of steel cables and can operate at heights unreachable by ordinary building equipment.
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Tags: Biomimicry, Civil Engineering, construction, drones, quadcopter, Robotics, spider drone
Posted on January 29th, 2015 by Mary Lord
What if you want to travel across the country but don’t have a driver’s license or money to take a plane or bus? If you’re a cute little robot named hitchBOT, you hitchhike. And amazingly, humans stop and pick you up!
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Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Canada, hitchBOT, hitchhiking robot, Ontario, Robotics, robots, voice recognition software
Posted on December 22nd, 2014 by Mary Lord
Who says TV rots your brain? Not these Olin College of Engineering freshmen, whose #Hashtag Glove was inspired by a Jimmy Fallon late-night comedy skit.
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Tags: Electrical Engineering, entrepreneurs, hackathon, Hashtag gloves, Olin College, Student Inventors, Twitter
Posted on July 10th, 2014 by Mary Lord
Their human-powered helicopter hovered into the history books and won the American Helicopter Society’s $1 million Sikorsky prize. Now, a team of University of Toronto engineering students and graduates aims to design the world’s fastest human-powered bicycle.
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Tags: aerodynamics, AeroVelo, Battle Mountain, bicycle, bike, Canada, gear, human-powered vehicle, race, University of Toronto